Thank Dr. Phil for Giving us Megyn Kelly

Whether you love or hate Fox News Anchor Megyn Kelly, you can thank Dr. Phil for bringing her to TV.

Kelly credits Dr. Phil McGraw with helping her move into TV and a happier marriage.

Kelly was interviewed by Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg Tuesday afternoon at the Fortune Most Powerful Women in Business conference in California, where Kelly revealed how she was inspired to leave her job as a high-powered lawyer for a $17,000 job in journalism.

“Back in the day when I was unhappily married and unhappily working, I heard a brilliant man by the name of Dr. Phil say, ‘The only thing between you and someone you envy is that you settled for less,’” said Kelly, who is celebrating her first anniversary in primetime at Fox News.

“I started putting it into practice and it changed my life.”

Kelly, who in 2008 married author Douglas Brunt, also credited a female reporter in Chicago she met in guitar class for helping her get into television.

“In TV, a woman helping another woman break in? Not that common,” Kelly said. “The sisterhood lives.”

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